Polyarthralgia?: I had a letter of my rhumy today... - LUPUS UK

LUPUS UK
24,931 members20,355 posts

Polyarthralgia?

Hidden
Hidden
7 Replies

I had a letter of my rhumy today, my Lyme disease blood tests still are not back after having them done over 2 weeks... but the rest of my test are back... he has put at the top where it says diagnosis: polyarthralgia? I have no idea what this is i have been trying to Google but not a lot seems to be coming up about it?

Has anyone else got this or know anything of it?

7 Replies
oldestnewest
PMRpro

Polyarthralgia just means pain in a lot of joints, usually more than 5.

disabled-world.com/health/o...

diseasespictures.com/polyar...

It isn't a diagnosis as such - it is a summary of symptoms that can be caused by a range of different things.

2 likes
Reply
Rubylu

It's a description of aches and pains in multiple joints but does not describe the cause.

Reply
Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Rubylu

I wonder why he has put that under the diagnosis.....

Reply
Rubylu
Rubylu
in reply to Hidden

Possibly because a clear cause hasn't been established yet and this acknowledges a problem in the meantime. Frustrating but common practice I think.

Reply
PMRpro
PMRpro
in reply to Hidden

As Rowan says - at least he is acknowledging your complaint. It starts as a "Presenting complaint" and will become a "Diagnosis"

3 likes
Reply
johare

From a nursing point of view, as has been said, it is just a descriptive term for lots of joint pain. Hes giving a description of what you have whilst waiting for a reason.

Reply

You may also like...